National Match Code: 121513

PGY1 Program Director
Anne Zechlinski, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy Coordinator
Telephone: 414-805-0086
E-mail: [email protected]

PGY1 Program Coordinator
Amanda (Sweet) Pilo, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist — Oncology
E-mail: [email protected]

Duration/Type: 12-month residency
Number of Positions: 12
Application Deadline: Jan. 2, 2024
Starting Date: June 17, 2024
Estimated Stipend: $49,920

The purpose of this PGY1 residency program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.


  • Flexible, comprehensive training in a variety of areas
  • Residency training program established in 1993
  • A variety of elective rotations available
  • Rotations and activities tailored to meet the needs and interests of each resident
  • Many teaching and precepting opportunities available

Sample resident rotation schedule

Residency Manual

2019 – 2023 PGY1 Graduates

Requirements for Acceptance

Applicants are required to submit a program application through PhORCAS. Please follow the application instructions.

Learning Experiences


  • Orientation and Training (5 weeks)
  • Internal Medicine (4 weeks)

Pharmacy Administration Selective (choose one or more, 4 weeks each)

  • Clinical Administration
  • Operations Administration
  • Medication Safety
  • Residency Program Administration

Critical Care Selective (choose one or more, 4 weeks each)

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Surgical / Trauma Critical Care
  • Neurosurgical/Neurology Critical Care
  • Cardiovascular Critical Care

Policy Selective (choose one or more, 4 weeks each)

  • Anticoagulation Stewardship
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • General Medication Use
  • Pain Stewardship
  • Medication Use — Oncology Focus 

Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • Acute Care Clinical Practice Staffing (10 weeks and 13 weekends)
  • Resident Project
  • Committee Appointment
  • Medication Error Review (one quarter)
  • Patient Care Lab Teaching Experience (4 labs required)

Elective Rotations

  • Ambulatory Oncology
  • Acute Care Oncology (4 weeks)
  • Ambulatory Care (4 weeks)
    • A variety of clinics to choose from
    • Examples: Primary Care, Anticoagulation, Solid Organ Transplant, HIV/ID, Anemia, Cardiology, GI/hepatology, endocrine, pulmonary, rheumatology, sickle cell, neurology, etc.
  • Cardiology (4 weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine  (4 weeks)
  • Infectious Disease (4 weeks)
  • Neurology (4 weeks)
  • Pharmacy Informatics (4 weeks)
  • Solid Organ Transplant (4 weeks)
  • Specialty Pharmacy (4 weeks)
  • Toxicology (4 weeks)
  • Academia at the Medical College of Wisconsin (4 weeks)
  • Third-Shift Critical Care (2 weeks)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship (2 weeks)
  • Diabetes Acute Care Consult Service (1-2 weeks)
  • Investigational Drug Service (2-4 weeks)
  • Medicine Precepting (2-3 weeks)
  • Perioperative (OR) Care (2 weeks)

Teaching Certificate Program

  • Residents may complete an optional teaching certificate through the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy.
  • The program includes lecture and small group teaching of student pharmacists, didactic online seminars in pedagogy (teaching methods), live seminars preparing participants for understanding and pursuit of academic careers, and participation in academic-related projects.
  • Teaching opportunities are available through the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy and Concordia University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy

Learn more about the Teaching Certificate Program

Research Certificate Program

  • Residents may complete an optional research certificate through the Medical College of Wisconsin
  • The purpose of this program is to enhance the research development curriculum and to provide rigorous training for those interested in pursuing a career with continued scholarly pursuits
  • Requirements of the program include participation in didactic sessions, preparation of a manuscript, presentation of a poster at a national or regional meeting, and post-program assessment and feedback

Learn more about the Research Certificate Program

Requirements and Expectations

The following are some of the requirements and expectations for participants in the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Froedtert Hospital.

  1. Wisconsin Pharmacist Licensure within 120 days of start date
  2. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS) – classes provided
  3. Longitudinal Resident Project
    • Protocol development and presentation at Pharmacy Research Committee
    • Development of a formal manuscript suitable for publication
  4. Professional Organization Membership
    • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
    • Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW)
  5. Conferences
    • Vizient Meeting and ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
    • Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference (GLPRC) or Wisconsin Pharmacy Residency Conference (WPRC)
    • Concordia University School of Pharmacy Precepting Workshop
  6. Formal Presentations
    • Vizient Resident Poster Presentation at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
    • Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference or Wisconsin Pharmacy Residency Conference PowerPoint Presentation
  7. Acute Care Clinical Staffing (based on current staffing model, subject to modification)
    • Eight staffing weeks as a decentral clinical pharmacist (Monday – Friday, 8-hour PM shifts)
    • Every third weekend rotation staffing as a central and/or decentral pharmacist (Saturday – Sunday, 8-hour shifts)
    • Four additional staffing shifts
    • Two holidays
  8. Participation in Departmental and Residency Program-Related Meetings
    • Weekly Academic Afternoon
      • Administrative discussions (present one)
      • Medication Safety Discussions and M&M conferences (present one)
      • Resident Journal Clubs (present one)
      • Research Certificate/Medication Use Topics
      • Clinical Topic Discussions
    • Department Staff Meetings
    • Weekly Inpatient Pharmacist Conferences
  9. Medication Use Activities (part of policy selective)
    • Completion of a Medication Use Evaluation
    • Completion of a Monograph, Class-Review or Guideline
  10. Teaching and Precepting
    • Primary preceptor for IPPE students
    • Facilitation of at least four patient care labs at the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy (six labs if completing teaching certificate)
  11. Other
    • Minimum eight hours/day (Monday through Friday)
    • One administrative responsibility (assignments vary based on need)
    • Assist and support department in additional ways as needed
    • Complete assignments and evaluations on a timely basis
    • Participate in recruitment of incoming residency class


Please contact our pharmacy residency program directors with any questions or concerns you may have.

Froedtert & MCW Pharmacy Residency Programs Diversity Statement

The Froedtert & MCW Pharmacy Residency Program is committed to recruiting and training pharmacists from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We value the different perspectives each resident offers. In training pharmacists as one of the most accessible members on the health care team, a diverse workforce is essential to advance the health of the patients we serve.